It’s strange to me to be starting summer in mid-June, but that’s how it works on the quarter system. Last week I officially completed my first year of graduate studies, and that’s means two things: First, it’s time for me to start writing my thesis and, second, that it’s time to start on my summer reading. I’ve amassed quite a stack of books to read over the past months, and my goal is to read at least a book per week all summer.
What am I reading, you ask? Here’s a list:
- The Art Lover, Carole Maso (currently reading)
- The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
- Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
- Safe in Heaven Dead, Sam Ligon (my thesis advisor)
- Cronopis and Famas, Julio Cortozar
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
I’m sure there’s going to be more (much more), since I’m reading for my thesis, but I also know I’m going to need some lighter books to break up some of the more challenging ones. Just a few days ago I finished a wonderful book about an owl (Wesley the Owl).
What are you all planning on reading this summer?by